The Upstate Medical University Department of Neurosurgery brings the most advanced medical knowledge, treatments and technology to the patients of Central New York.


    • Over 1,900 surgical cases annually
    • 10 highly-trained specialized physicians
    • Leading-edge, compassionate care
    • Conduct basic & clinical research


Pioneering efforts include the introduction of the Gamma Knife, cutting-edge research in functional magnetic resonance imaging, and development of the world's most advanced neurosurgical navigational microscope system. Upstate Medical's Neurosurgery team is also a national leader in developing endoscopic neurosurgical techniques that are less invasive using instruments a few millimeters wide to carry out operations deep within the brain.


While revolutionary technology enhances the department, the critical resource remains the caliber of the physicians.


The department has highly trained experts in:


      • Brain tumors and Neuro-oncology
      • Complex neurosurgical spine care
      • Seizure surgery
      • Pituitary surgery


In addition, the group has unique expertise in the surgical fields of: neurovascular, skull-base, endoscopic, pediatric and movement disorders surgery.

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